Tiny puppy left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home

Tiny puppy Marvin left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home thanks to Blue Cross
Marvin has found a new home (Picture: Blue Cross)
Little Marvin was just four-months-old when he was found wandering alone on a busy road in Ipswich. With lockdown underway, there were fewer people about but luckily he was spotted by a passing dog walker, who contacted the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Wherstead.

The charity tried to find his owner but he was not microchipped and no one came forward to claim him.

Tiny puppy Marvin left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home thanks to Blue Cross
Marvin, now in foster care (Picture: Blue Cross)
Animal Welfare Assistant Bradley Tovell noticed that although he was in good health, he was very nervous so he set up a camp bed and stayed with him on his first night.
Staff there named him Marvin and Bradley decided to foster him at home.
Tiny puppy Marvin left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home thanks to Blue Cross
He was found on a busy road (Picture: Blue Cross)
Bradley said: ‘Marvin was a little worried so that first night I stayed with him in his kennel, setting up a camp bed for the night to make sure he settled and was ok. ‘He then moved into foster with me and my dachshund Frank at home. He has really come out of his shell, he loves to play with Frank and they run up and down the garden together.
Tiny puppy Marvin left wandering the streets during lockdown gets a new home thanks to Blue Cross
Marvin is just a few months old (Picture: Blue Cross)

‘He’s just a crazy puppy who is full of energy! I’m really looking forward to getting updates from his new owner once Marvin goes off to his new home.’

Is something wet? Unlike humans who sweat everywhere, dogs only sweat through the pads of their feet.

Luckily, despite lockdown, he has already found a new home as Blue Cross has started to take applications for some of the pets in their care, holding virtual ‘visits’ with potential new owners through video calls.

Blue Cross’s rehoming centres remain temporarily closed to admissions, apart from to animals coming in from the charity’s animal hospitals and those in urgent need, like Marvin, while the lockdown is in place.

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